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January 25, 2014 8:37:57 PM

Hello. I'm looking to build/have a custom PC built for the first time. I want a build that can handle Adobe Photoshop as well as handling gaming nicely (titles such as BF4), and the occasional video editing. My price range is somewhat flexible, and I want this computer to last and perform well with no need to upgrade parts (needing higher performance parts to handle new games for example) in the next 3-5 years at least (not sure if this is practical)? Currently the hardest decision is on choosing a i5 4750, 4670, or 4670K (doubt i'll need to overclock, but it could be an option???).

I have looked at a website called Pugent Systems and their Spirit PC looks like it can fit my needs, and I have heard of them having great build quality and the fact that they will build and test the computer with great service is very appealing to me. My configuration is:

http://www.pugetsystems.com/nav/spirit/Intel/customize....

o Motherboard: Asus Z87-A (Intel Z87 ATX)
o CPU: Intel Core i5 4570 (3.2 GHz) QUAD CORE 84W
o RAM: Kingston 8GB DDR3-1600 (2x4GB)
o Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB
o Hard Drive: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue (7200 RPM, SATA III)
o Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (grey w/ window)
o Power Supply: Antec TruePower 650W (80 PLUS Bronze)
o CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 (Intel 1155/6)
o OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit

Thanks in advance for any feedback and apologies for my lack of knowledge and experience.

January 25, 2014 8:47:22 PM

Pretty hard to argue with that system.

Minor observations.
That system only needs a 500watt power supply, if you want to save a little.

Gaming will only use 6gig at most, usually 4gig.
But photo shop can use more than 8gig.
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January 25, 2014 8:56:39 PM

millwright said:
Pretty hard to argue with that system.

Minor observations.
That system only needs a 500watt power supply, if you want to save a little.

Gaming will only use 6gig at most, usually 4gig.
But photo shop can use more than 8gig.


Thanks! If I'm correct, ram is probably the easiest thing to upgrade if absolutely necessary in the future, so I think I'll stick with 8gb for now.
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January 25, 2014 9:02:01 PM

I agree, and 8gig isn't exactly skimping on RAM.
I just bought that CPU last week, and it runs Flight Sim X, at 100% setting without a video card.

I will be getting a GTX 760 2GB in the future.
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